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11-08-2005, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Qubax
But he's not a plugger....plugger's don't have immense skill like he does...

Now maybe he's underachieving...and a bust....but he is anything but a plugger....his offensive skills are sick....he just may never translate that because he's a poop smack into NHL performance
He might have immense offensive skill in a game of pond hockey, where things are wide open with minimal defensive pressure (not too different from a Swiss 2 league). But in the NHL, things are different. He doesn't handle defensive pressure well at all. His decision making process in the offensive zone is VERY slow. He stays clear of any physical battles. On the few occasions that he does venture into a "battle", it's a joke. He might have the "skill", but he doesn't have what it takes to be a consistent offensive presence in the NHL. There are just way too many holes in his offensive NHL game, few of which have improved over the years.

He won't embarrass himself on a scoringline, but IMO, it's highly unlikely that he's going to be difference maker, game-in and game-out.

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